MicroRNA contributes to obesity, insulin resistance and T2DM

UC Berkeley Nutritional Sciences investigators have discovered that a microRNA (non-coding RNA that prevent genes from making proteins) is associated with energy storage and metabolic diseases such as obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The findings, ‘A MicroRNA Linking Human Positive Selection and Metabolic Disorders’, were published in Cell.

Bariatric patients have lower risk of additional myocardial infarctions

Swedish researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Danderyd Hospital, examining the risk of additional myocardial infarctions and early death in patients with severe obesity who undergo metabolic surgery following a myocardial event, have reported a lower risk of additional myocardial infarctions and improved survival that cannot be simply attributed to the loss of weight in this group of patients.

ObesityWeek 2020 goes interactive

Scientists from across the globe will present the latest research in obesity  science and medicine and related topics at the 38th Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society (TOS) at ObesityWeek Interactive. This online event will take place November 2–6, 2020 at www.obesityweek.org. On-demand materials and other elements of the interactive conference will remain available online through to December 31, 2020.

Patients and HCPs need to improve knowledge of obesity

Researchers from Israel have reported both patients with obesity and healthcare professionals (HCPs) need to improve awareness regarding the physiologic basis and clinical management of obesity. Specifically, they noted that physicians need to improve how to approach weight and weight management discussions during patient consultations.